Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-07-16
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- Grateful Dead
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d1t01 - I Know You Rider
d1t02 - Big Boss Man
d1t03 - Standing On The Corner
d1t04 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t05 - In The Pines
d1t06 - Cardboard Cowboy
d1t07 - Nobody's Fault But Mine
d1t08 - Next Time You See Me
d1t09 - He Was A Friend Of Mine
d1t10 - Cream Puff War
d1t11 - Viola Lee Blues
d1t12 - Don't Ease Me In ->
d1t13 - Pain In My Heart
d1t14 - Minglewood Blues ->
d1t15 - Sittin' On Top Of The World
d2t01 - You Don't Have To Ask
d2t02 - Cold Rain And Snow ->
d2t03 - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl ->
d2t04 - It's All Over Now Baby Blue
d2t05 - Dancin' In The Streets
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|I Know You Rider|
|Big Boss Man|
|Standing On The Corner|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|In The Pines|
|Nobody's Fault But Mine|
|Next Time You See Me|
|He Was A Friend Of Mine|
|Cream Puff War|
|Viola Lee Blues|
|Don't Ease Me In ->|
|Pain In My Heart|
|Minglewood Blues ->|
|Sittin' On Top Of The World|
|You Don't Have To Ask|
|Cold Rain And Snow ->|
|Good Morning Little Schoolgirl ->|
|It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
|Dancing In The Streets|
-- This is a fix of shnid=21063
- 2008-01-20 16:46:11
- CD -> EAC -> SHN -> WAV -> FLAC
- San Francisco, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Fillmore Auditorium
Subject: Party at the Fill
This is the middle of four days at the Fillmore Auditorium, right before they ventured to their first booking in Canada. It sounds like most of the first-year shows, but we only have a handful of them and this has the best versions of a couple rarities. This was a label showcase gig – hence the strict songs format and also why it was taped so well. Given the length, they must have played much longer than the other bands. Bobby likes to say they blew the important ones, and this isn't the single best example from '66 but the suits probably didn't know that. Average for '66, albeit concise and with historical interest. But we don't have the first two nights of the run, and the next night is shadowy, so if you really like '66 then every show is a highlight.
First Set. The beginning of Rider is cut. The OFF also cuts the starting false note on Big Boss Man. Phil is great, as are the cranked-Marshall-ish tones. Though Standing on the Corner was part of the standard setlist in spring/summer '66, we only have three. Vancouver is best, but this one has loud organ, if you prefer. The rudimentary Beat it On Down the Line-7 has an early confab; "It was six last night, man. 8? 1? Even numbers, man! How bout 7? Watch the speed. Let's try'n do it right." Though it was probably played for much of '66, we have only one In the Pines, so this is historical necessary. Someone's mic is off for Cardboard Cowboy, and it's a low point of the set. The band knew this one as The Monster, but it was later called Cardboard Cowboy by collectors. It has a clear Airplane influence, and features sophomoric couplets like: "The power and crystal seem transistorized/by all-hallowed rangers on the strength of an exit sign/From the looping anthropist with his magic net so high/Mashed potatoes dribble in the heat of reality's earth/The demented doom from running through him". We have three, all from July, and it probably only lasted that long. I doubt many of us will compare Next Time You See Me to a '72, but for the Pig fans it's always good. Just a Hand to Hold has a tape flip. The acme of the set is the wonderful, jammed Cream Puff War
Second Set. The intro of Viola Lee is slightly edited on the OFF. This is their original jam vehicle, and as such there are better early versions. Dough Knees has a few different lyrics. Pain in My Heart uses the Stones' arrangement [first released on the No. 2 LP, the previous year], and this is better than the one we have from Nov. Bobby hasn't really gotten a grasp on Minglewood yet. The Sittin' on Top from earlier in the month is best, but this has a nice end jam. We have seven versions of You Don't Have to Ask, some better some lesser. Schoolgirl is a fast take, and it's weird to think that It's All Over Now Baby Blue was only a year old (it's a bit OOT). Dancing in the Street is kind of generic for what we think of as the Dead, but the end is missing, so maybe it went insane. The Midnight Hour encore is missing; which featured Jeff Airplane, Joan Baez & Mimi Farina. Balin sang it.
1st Set: C+
2nd Set: C
Overall = 2¾ stars
In the Pines – we have only one, so...
Cream Puff War – fine fretwork filo [w/jam]
Pain in My Heart – best we have
SOURCES: Historically, setlist sources didn't agree, because the tapes had been chopped up for various purposes (and trades in circ were incomplete). The miiler_89555 has all that is available in high qual. The miller_21063 has a slightly different lineage but is an equivalent source. You might try the mono switch if you have one. Birth of has Big Boss, Standing on the Corner, In the Pines, Nobody's Fault, Viola Lee, Don't Ease, Pain in My Heart, Sittin' on Top of the World, & It's All Over Now Baby Blue. These were released undated and out of sequence. Cream Puff & You Don't Have to Ask are on So Many Roads.
Subject: Great Show, Great Board
Subject: Solar Flare
Or maybe it was the particles raining down on them?
shrill on dat harp!!!
wail dem blues away!!!
Subject: most of these early shows
Subject: The Grateful Dead: Show #45 and #44
Apparently there is debate as to where the intro (before Viola Lee) truly stands. 2 nights for the price of one... And 2 bands for that matter (however not seen on the tapes). Listen to tracks 11-20 then 1-10 for chronological happiness. Can't get much older than this, eh, Mr. Gans? Awesome show... I mean shows.
Don't give the song away! and spare a match. Don't Ease Me In... Great song... Short and sweet. More of the ">" (jam) symbol... That's what I like to see. Ron's tearing it up on SOTOTW. Cold Rain And Snow> GMLSG> Baby Blue is nice to hear. At about 9 min. into GMLSG is the kind of trademarked Billy sound I love.
In The Pines held resemblance to Garcia and Grisman material. Cardboard Cowboy is a funny little number... This is the first I've heard it. And one more Next Time You See Me... Can't get enough.
Subject: A treasure
An extra star just for existing!
Subject: Need help
Subject: what a time to be alive
This show would have been when there were carpets and couches with stand up ashtrays in front of the stage and the dancing was behind...with blacklights suspended from the ceiling 3 or 4' over the floor with people laying under them getting painted. There wasn't the same separation between musicians and audience as there is now...it was more a matter of 'hey, we brought instruments to this party, what did you bring...?' Dancing shoes, pockets full of goodies to share and a shit-eatin grin. Puppet show upstairs. Free handbills and posters advertising the next show that typically ended up on someone's coffee table cleaning seeds, floorboard of somebody's car or thumbtacked to the wall until you moved or they just disintegrated...
Subject: Great Show
Subject: top notch
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Subject: The real Summer of Love
The Pines, Cream Puff War, Standin on the Corner are highlights here. This show has my favorite version of Viola Lee Blues. I am so glad this moment is preserved in time and available here on the IA! THANK GOD FOR YOU GUYS!
Subject: Flat-out awesomeness!
The Dead were just going for it, giving their all with every performance, and this is a good example of the band just starting to discover their unique, psychic chemistry with one another.
Fantastic early versions of Cream Puff War and Viola Lee Blues, and I still get blown away by the former, because of the fact that that's JERRY singing! Every time I play it for someone, they'll inevitably say, "Wow, Pigpen can sure belt it!" And I'll say, "Hell yeah, but that's Jerry singing!" The whole band just had such an intensity in '66, that people only familiar with post-'67 Dead may have a hard time realizing that this is in fact the same band, give or take a member or two, depending on the era.
Of course, Pigpen is in top form here, but no endless rap jams from him, but still, you can tell from this performance just what a talent he was, both his playing and his vocals. He was seriously one of the best blues frontmen of the era, and if his health hadn't failed him, he could have become even more of a legend than he already is.
If your new to pre-primal Dead, this is a great place to start. Thanks to Charlie and David for this incredible peek into this amazing time in the Dead's history.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" July 16, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
~SUMMER OF LOVE~
5 stars for the mix
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for the Charlie Miller Transfer
A "MUST HAVE" show for collectors of 1966 GRATEFUL DEAD.
Charlie did it again, another audio Masterpiece.
I recommend clicking on Charlie Miller's name and collecting all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1966.
I miss 1966.
Subject: Still blows my mind